Planning - Iron Casting with Asprova APS System

Process Synchronization through Optimimal, Sequential Scheduling

To schedule orders in optimal sequence, alloy type, furnace temperature, and ingot mold availability need to be considered. The objective is to maximize output while minimizing deliver time.

  • Holistic Process Synchronization
  • Minimized Lead Times and Inventory Stocks
  • Flawless Delivery Reliability

Challenges

  • Synchronizing the Melting Process with the Mold Provision Process
  • Consideration of Varying Furnacy Capacities (Lot Sizes)
  • Consideration of Secondary Metallurgy, Including Transfer Pans and Molds
  • Consideration of Lock-Downs of Transfer Pans from Tapping and Refilling through Secondary Matallurgy until Casting
  • Short Throughput Time after Tapping in order to Prevent Cooldown
  • Limited Buffer Distance on the Casting Plant
  • Timely Provision of Models, Cores, and Forms with Limited Resource Capacity
  • Minimize Scheduling Efforts
  • Prioritized Routes and Resources
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Improved Deliver Reliability

With Asprova APS

  • Wholistic Process Synchronization through Optimal, Sequential Scheduling
  • Srastically Shortened Production Lead Times through Bottleneck Oriented Planning
  • Massive Reduction in Intermediate Parts
  • Synchronization of all Processes through Optimal Sequencing and Consideration of all Restrictions
  • Shorter Delivery Time
  • Increased Resource Efficiency
  • Improved Tranparency in Factory and Order Status
  • Greater Flexibility in the Case of Order Changes, Rush Orders, Machine Failure, etc.
  • Substantial Reduction in Planning Efforts